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XP Pro not recognizing all my RAM.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by egg64, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    Hey people,

    Well, about 3 months ago I did a massive overhaul on my comp, upgrading everything from processor to monitor. I got 4GBs of RAM, and I know XP Pro recognizes up to 4GBs, it only shows up as 3.25, is this normal? Here are my specs.

    Fatal!ty F-190HD motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700
    4X Kingston 667 DDR2 RAM
    Thermaltake TR2-430W Power Supply
    NVIDIA 8600GT 256MB

    LOL, im not posting this to just show off, I have a genuine problem here...:rolleyes:
     
  2. Waldo_II

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    Is your version of XP Pro 64-bit or 32-bit?

    3.2GB is the maximum amount of RAM that the x86 architecture can take (32-bit).
     
  3. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    Ah, that probably explains it. I have the normal 32-bit version, going to the 64-bit version would probably mean Windows could utilize it more, but at the cost of probably less compatibility. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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